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The Wrong Kind of Discourse: An (argument about) Abortion Joke

March 12, 2012
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Some issues can get people worked up very quickly, so before reading on about this contentious issue, look at the picture of the ocean. Soothing water. Calming water. Great! Now I have to use the bathroom. Image via Wikipedia

So I guess that Doonesbury cartoonist got his strip banned from some comic sections this week for a joke about abortion.  Well, let’s see if I can get myself banned from my own blog for a joke (kind of) about abortion.  

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Two groups of protesters were yelling at each other in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic.  

“You don’t have the right to judge me!” an abortion-rights (or pro-choice) activist shouted.  “If you’ve never been in my position, you can’t judge me.” 

“I can judge you!” an anti-abortion (or pro-life) protester yelled back.  “I had an abortion once, and I’ve regretted it every second since.” 

“Oh yeah?” another pro-choice activist shouted. “I’ve had two abortions, and I know that I made the right decision about both of them.” 

“Oh yeah?” another pro-life protester yelled back.  “I’ve had three abortions, and I’ve regretted each one ever since.” 

“Oh yeah?” another pro-choice activist shouted.  “I’ve had four abortions, and I know each one was the right decision.” 

“Oh yeah?” another pro-life protester yelled back. “I’ve had five abortions, and I’ve regretted each one ever since.” 

The crowd stopped, shocked into silence. 

“Wait a minute,” one of the pro-choice activists shouted.  “You couldn’t have had five abortions.  You’re a man.” 

“I know,” the pro-life protesting guy admitted, slapping his forehead in frustration.  “I get so caught up when I’m arguing that I always say something stupid.”

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